Tuesday, May 13, 2008

More Details about the Bloggers' Biggest Loser Challenge

Ok, priorities first. In the spirit of competition, another challenge awaits you. This is the Bloggers' Biggest Loser Challenge. The challenge will start on Memorial Day Monday May 26, 2008 and run through Labor Day Monday September 1, 2008.

You must be signed up by June 16, 2008 to participate.

How do I sign up?
To be part of the challenge: email thinking.thin at yahoo dot com with your name, blog name, blog URL.

What are the rules?
On Monday, May 26th. Email me your name, blog name to thinking.thin at yahoo dot com with your current weight.
  1. Each Monday email me your weight. Try your best to email me on Mondays. If you don't, it will not be held against you.
  2. Be honest about your weight.
  3. Be positive. Remember that this is a lifestyle change, it doesn't happen overnight. Don't get upset if you don't lose (I know easier said than done).
  4. Visit your other bloggers for support and motivation.
  5. Have fun!
  6. Promote the challenge to others. Add a badge to your website.

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How it is going to work?

  1. Each week when I receive the weekly weigh-ins, I will update this blog with the percentage of weight lost. We are not using pounds because some have more to lose than others. Percentage of body weight is the key.
  2. Be patient with me as I do work FT, have a PT business out of my home, and try to find time to get to the gym. I will try to update the blog as promptly as I can.
Now, what do I get if I win?

You will have your choice of prizes:

Sandstone coasters w/oak base, Clock Picture Frame, 6x6 Keepsake Box or Iron Trivet

Guess what? I will even give a second place prize! However, you will not have the option to choose from all four items but from the remaining three items.

The best part of the prize is you get to personalize any way you want. Your picture, artwork, poem, whatever you want. After the winner of the contest has been declared, it will take approximately 2 weeks to receive your gift. This will allow me enough time to make the item and send it off. To see other items that I can make check out my website, Picture This Photo Tiles (website not complete). Some things to keep in the back of your head regarding the images you can use for the items if you win: I cannot use copyrighted images (it is against the law) and the pictures must be scanned at 150 DPI minimum (if you need it scanned, I can do that too).

Now, back to me... :)

Damn, it's hot out already! Diana, kudos to you for doing 5k. I tried but couldn't do it. It was too flipping hot and almost immediately got shin splints (note to self, stretch first). Even the dog's tongue was dragging the ground last night when we went for a walk.

So, my 30 minute walk was reduced to a 15 minute walk.

Exercise for Tuesday:

15 min walk = 1671 steps, .57 miles, 138 calories burned

15 min core exerciser (simulates horseback riding) INTENDED, but I must confess I didn't do it...I was too tired and went to bed instead.


RunningNan said...

That thing looks painful! I think I may have to sit this one out, I'm not losing any weight, and I keep kicking around the same 3 pounds.

Thinking Thin said...

Heck, I have been kicking around the same 5 for about 5 months now :).

It's not painful at all. If you get a chance you should look on youtube for igallop or something like that and you will see what it does..or heck maybe I will post a video today. :)

RunningNan said...

ok ok. Now, I'm one of those ones that forgets to do everything. I've been meaning to join the healthy you challenge for months, and I keep forgetting!

Thinking Thin said...

I can always give you a weekly kick in the butt :)

Sunflower said...

I'll take part in the challenge

Angie said...

I just emailed you about participating. Thanks! That core exerciser looks cool to me LOL

spunkysuzi said...

I've just sent you an e-mail. If there are any other instructions or information you need just let me know ;)

spunkysuzi said...

Just got an e-mail that that addy did't work so can i still join ;) I'll send any info once you let me know where ;)

Shanna said...

Hey there! Is it too late to join the challenge? If so, I understand! Thanks!


Simone said...

Sorry I missed it - sound like it could been fun. My daughter has really been taken with the Biggest loser and has been on my case to get with the program.

Living Balanced said...

I found out about your challenge a little bit too late. Will you be hosting another one?

This is very motivational for all the losers!

disa said...